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The medical definition of skin is fascinating and is described as ‘the outer covering of the body that regulates body temperature, protects against heat, injury and infection; stores fat, water and Vitamin D and aids in eliminating impurities via perspiration’. Comprising two layers of epidermis (outer layer) and dermis, skin is surprisingly our largest organ and can weigh up to 2.7kg! Our skin, like the rest of us, is a feat of biological engineering and contains basal cells, melanocytes (produces melanin giving skin colour), hair follicles, and blood and lymph vessels. It produces sebum, which is an oily substance that keeps skin from drying out and has glands that produces sweat.

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